Bloopers


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss some of the unplanned occurrences that have made it on the air.

Highlights
Beth McCarthy-Miller on Ashlee Simpson's lip synch error on Saturday Night Live
03:44
Dick Van Dyke on some mishaps on the early days on television involving sled dogs
Brad Garrett on outtakes from Everybody Loves Raymond
01:04
Bob Barker on the most memorable Price is Right contestant (who lost her tube top)
01:26
Fred Rogers on working as floor manager at NBC on The Kate Smith Hour
02:42
Nanette Fabray on live, on-air mishaps during Caesar's Hour involving Sid Caesar
03:45
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Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on live television mishaps on The Steve Allen Show
00:52

Richard Bare

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Richard L. Bare on working with "Arnold the pig" on Green Acres
02:00

Bob Barker

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Bob Barker on the most memorable Price is Right contestant (who lost her tube top)
01:26

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett on mishaps while acting on Love of Life which was broadcast live
01:18

Milton Berle

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Milton Berle on memorable live television mishaps on Texaco Star Theater
08:35
Milton Berle on a memorable live television mishap with Red Buttons on Texaco Star Theater
03:36
Milton Berle on the mishap with the "Barber of Seville" sketch on Texaco Star Theater and how it affected the subsequent sketch
04:26

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on mishaps and close calls during his time as a director of photography
00:41

Al Borden

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Al Borden on problems with props and guest stars on The Colgate Comedy Hour
02:10
Al Borden on mishaps involving props on The Colgate Comedy Hour
03:36

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on her favorite moment on The Garry Moore Show - on her last day on the show when the cast purposely ruined a scene to see how she'd react
04:06

Sid Caesar

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Sid Caesar on accidentally being dressed in the wrong costume in a sketch "live" on Your Show of Shows
02:16
Sid Caesar on a painful gaffe on "live TV" during a Your Show of Shows parody of High Noon
01:42
Sid Caesar on forgetting Basil Rathbone's name while introducing him as the guest star on Your Show of Shows
00:43

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on mishaps on live television and appearing on Person to Person
04:18
Marge Champion on losing her dress in front of the Queen of England 
02:22

Bill Dana with Emerson College

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Bill Dana on a live television mishap
01:59

Henry Colman

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Henry Colman on working in live television, where an actor thought the dress rehearsal was the aired show
00:56

John Conte

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John Conte on mishaps during the broadcast of Matinee Theater, and on the cancellation of the show
03:02

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on some of the bloopers that happened when filming live television for the program You Are There involving a historical re-creation of the Hindenburg disaster
03:00
Walter Cronkite on an awkward moment during the first Telestar sattelite transmission while interviewing Dwight Eisenhower and Marshall Montgomery
03:01

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on a live radio slip-up and the lesson he learned from it
01:33
Hugh Downs on a live television slip-up and breaking up on primetime TV; on breaking up on radio and television
03:08

Dick Van Dyke

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Dick Van Dyke on some mishaps on the early days on television involving sled dogs

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on working with the writers of Caesar's Hour, and on an on-air mishap where she was injured
04:15
Nanette Fabray on live, on-air mishaps during Caesar's Hour involving Sid Caesar
03:45

Murray Fromson

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Murray Fromson on covering Barry Goldwater's 1964 whistlestop tour, and an on-air error that occurred during Roger Mudd's reporting on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
06:33

Brad Garrett

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Brad Garrett on outtakes from Everybody Loves Raymond
01:04

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on dealing with the network and Standards & Practices on The Dean Martin Show
03:15

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on bloopers from the broadcast booth
00:37

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on where he would sit and conduct the orchestra during live Playhouse 90 broadcasts for director John Frankenheimer and on mishaps on live television 
04:12

Larry Hagman

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Larry Hagman on a mistake made by a fellow actor on a live broadcast of The Edge of Night
02:45
Larry Hagman on a joke played on him by Patrick Duffy during Dallas
00:34

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on mistakes made on live television
04:21

Don Hastings

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Don Hastings on on-air mishaps during Captain Video and His Video Rangers
02:29

Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner on Taxi  bloopers
01:18

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on mishaps that occurred while directing "live" television, including NBC Matinee Theater and early CBC shows in Canada
01:42
Arthur Hiller on losing a camera while filming a "live" television show in Canada
01:41

Ron Howard

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Ron Howard on a mistake he made on "live" TV as a child actor on Playhouse 90
01:32

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on acting opposite Ethel Barrymore on Climax!
04:49
Lamont Johnson on the challenges of directing live broadcasts of NBC Matinee Theater, and on appearing in early televised Shakespeare adaptations
07:37
Lamont Johnson on directing John Carradine in the NBC Matinee Theater production of "Dracula"
01:38

H. Wesley Kenney

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H. Wesley Kenney on a technical foul-up during live broadcasts of Night Beat
05:30
H. Wesley Kenney on a technical foul-up during a live broadcast of Captain Video and His Video Rangers
02:12

Lynwood King

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Lynwood King on on a live television blooper involving Sid Caesar
04:28

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on an on-air blooper on Midday Live
03:44

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on a mishap on the set of The Alcoa Hour
10:39

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on a moment in "live" TV in the 1950s when fellow actor Les Damon went up on his lines on soap opera Search for Tomorrow
00:57

Jack LaLanne

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Jack LaLanne on live TV mishaps and working on live TV with The Jack LaLanne Show
00:27

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on James Cagney appearing on Robert Montgomery Presents and on Cagney forgetting his lines
02:35

Angela Lansbury

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Angela Lansbury on getting a case of the giggles in rehearsal on a show with Richard Kiley, likely Lux VideoTheatre's "Operation Weekend"
02:00

Jack Lemmon

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Jack Lemmon on the worst thing that happened to him on live television
01:41

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on his (somewhat disastrous) first day on a live television set, which took place during a training program he took part in while a student at American University
02:31

Sam Lovullo

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Sam Lovullo on the bloopers of Hew Haw, often left in, and on the set design of the show
06:05

Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lument on the technical challenges of doing Danger live, and on mishaps during the broadcasts
05:17

Richard Matheson

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Richard Matheson on appearing in the miniseries Captains and the Kings as President Garfield
02:41

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on on-air mishaps on Saturday Night Live  and the stress of directing it
03:40
Beth McCarthy-Miller on Ashlee Simpson's lip synch error on Saturday Night Live
03:44

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on various live television bloopers including on Studio One, Betty Furness' Westinghouse commercial, and The Web
12:46
Robert Mott on a Captain Kangaroo blooper
02:22

Frank Nastasi

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Frank Nastasi on The  Soupy Sales Show  naked girl prank
02:29

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on his relationship with the advertising agency for Kraft Television Theatre, and memorable bloopers on the show
05:49

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy recalling that Lloyd Bridges accidentally swore on live TV
00:28
Leonard Nimoy on James Coburn oversleeping for a call on M Squad but stardom was around the corner
01:40

Don Pike

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Don Pike on bloopers on live television he witnessed
03:45

Charlotte Rae

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Charlotte Rae on a blooper she witnessed on The Ed Sullivan Show, and on a blooper she was involved with on Appointment With Adventure
02:21
Charlotte Rae on a blooper she was involved with on The DuPont Show of the Month
02:27

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on mishaps during live television
01:15
Gene Reynolds on mishaps during live television
01:15

Fred Rogers

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Fred Rogers on working as floor manager at NBC on The Kate Smith Hour
02:42

Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney on some of the mishaps he witnessed on live television, particularly on Calendar
02:28

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on a live TV blooper during the airing of an episode of Marshal of Gunsight Pass (1950)
01:30

Paul Shaffer

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Music arranger-composer/performer Paul Shaffer on musical guest John Sebastian stopping his vocals after microphone feedback on Saturday Night Live's live broadcast
01:27

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on mishaps during the era of live television
01:28

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on live mishaps on the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe pageants
01:35

Leonard Stern

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Leonard Stern on Jackie Gleason, who memorized his lines, making a mistake on a commercial for Schick
01:43

Maxine Stuart

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Maxine Stuart on live television mishaps
00:27

George Takei

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George Takei on working on a Playhouse 90 where an actor forgot his lines and pantomimed until he remembered
03:56

Studs Terkel

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Studs Terkel on actor Chet Roble accidentally referring to sponsor Manor House Coffee as rival Maxwell House Coffee on Studs' Place during a "live" commercial
02:43

Stanford Tischler

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Stanford Tischler on editing the blooper reels for M*A*S*H
00:09

Helen Wagner

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Helen Wagner on mishaps that happened on live television 
02:37

Clint Walker

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Clint Walker on being overly tired on the set of Cheyenne and misspeaking a line about gun butts.
04:16

Dennis Weaver

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Dennis Weaver on the first television shows he appeared in during the late 1940s
02:39

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on bloopers from The Carol Burnett Show
02:02

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